The 1845-O eagle has an original mintage of 47,500 coins. Today, NGC and PCGS combined have certified just 410 coins in all grades.
Interestingly, the 1845-O eagle is just one of three No Motto eagles from the New Orleans Mint that the Smithsonian does not have an example of in its famed collection.
This issue is typically found in VF (Very Fine) to XF (Extra Fine) grades. It becomes difficult for collectors to acquire in AU (About Uncirculated) grades and nearly impossible in Mint State grades as there are just 11 coins known.
This example is repunched date variety certified by NGC in AU53 grade. It is 1 of just 24 coins NGC has certified as a repunched date variety. In this grade, there are 13 examples known with only 5 known finer.
This is one of the nicer examples of this date we have come across in recent years. It is one of a few known examples of this date that has fairly reflective surfaces.
What is a Repunched (VP-003) Variety?
The 84 in the date is repunched downwards.
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